ON BAGGING BOOKS
Numismatic bookseller Fred Lake writes:
books from consignors for over twelve years now, I have
seen just about every method used for trying to protect a
Experience has shown that books stored in small plastic bags
are most apt to have started to mildew or show some "foxing."
Any moisture trapped in these bags is deadly to a book.
One way to kill silverfish is to place the book in a microwave
and "nuke" it on high setting for three or four seconds. Do
NOT do this for a longer period of time or you will melt the
glue in the binding. Experiment with a book that you really
don't care much about. When I was a younger and braver lad,
I tried formaldehyde and Thymol, but I wouldn't touch the
Wayne Homren, Editor
Content presented in The E-Sylum is not necessarily researched or independently fact-checked, and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.
This is a static archive page documenting the originally published content. Links were active at the time of publication but may no longer work. Check subsequent issues for corrections and commentary.
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. For more information please see
our web site at http://www.coinbooks.org/ There is a membership application available on the web site. To join, print the application and return it with your check to the address printed on the application. Visit the Membership page.
Those wishing to become new E-Sylum subscribers (or wishing to Unsubscribe) can go to the following web page
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: E-Sylum Editor
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS Webmaster